Superman / Batman: Apocalypse

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Superman / Batman: Apocalypse

Something has crash-landed in Gotham harbour, and Batman has gone down to investigate. He finds an alien craft surrounded by green glowing stones, Kryptonite by the looks of it. The ship’s occupant seems to be missing.

An alert goes off on Batman’s watch: someone has stolen his boat. Unable to stop it in time, his boat smashes into a pier and explodes. Batman pursues this new threat into the city, where it has already assaulted two men and blown up a police vehicle. With the assistance of Superman and a handful of Kryptonite, the duo manages to subdue the creature before it’s able to cause more damage.

Her name is Kara Zor-El. She claims to be Superman’s cousin, saved from Krypton the same way he was, in an alien ship built by her parents. Batman is not convinced. Even Krypto, Superman’s super-dog, shows an instinctive mistrust towards her. Superman decides to give her the benefit of the doubt, teaching her English and showing her around.

After a shopping trip, Superman and Kara get attacked by unknown assailants in the middle of the night, and Kara mistakenly destroys the park while defending herself. Superman reluctantly agrees to have Wonder Woman and the Amazonians train Kara after witnessing this destruction.

News of the Earth’s newest visitor reaches Darkseid’s ears. The intergalactic conqueror happens to be on the lookout for someone to lead his elite guard, and a Kryptonian would do nicely. If he’s successful, will Earth’s heroes be able to defend it from Darkseid when he has a brainwashed Kryptonian by his side, whose power surpasses Superman’s?

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Author: Jan Hendrik Harmse